Friday, January 25, 2013

Jewel School with Mike Sherman

November 2012
Hey there! I'm excited to share that it is likely that Soft Flex Company Owner Mike Sherman will call into Jewel School on Sunday and visit with Kim and I, live on the air. Tune in to hear from the creative visionary behind our products.

Guest on Jewel School for Jewelry Television (JTV)
Sunday, January 27
10am-1pm (EST) / 7am-10am (PST)
Monday, January 28
10am-12pm (EST) / 7am-9am (PST)
Check your guide for you local channel and time!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Article on

The folks at BeadStyle Magazine were kind enough to mention Mike and his absence in their most recent issue.  Also, they posted an article about Mike and his accomplishments in the bead world on their website.  Thanks BeadStyle Magazine!


Friday, May 20, 2011

An update

May 20, 2011

I recently spoke with Mike. He wanted me to update you on his progress. He is still doing a tremendous amount of therapy. Currently, he is able to stand practically on his own for a few minutes at a time. This has shown that he can bear his own weight, which is wonderful. He has also been able to sit up on the side of the bed, all on his own, for nearly 30 minutes. He is slowly regaining his sense of balance. Mike can manipulate his fingers to some extent, but still is not able to type. His biggest frustration continues to be his inability to bead, but being able to regain some movement in his hands has given him hope that there is still room for improvement. It is important to note, everyday seems to hold its own unique set of challenges and Mike has been in and out of the hospital several times. Anyone who has had this type of injury or knows someone with a similar injury can understand that the recovery is long and difficult.

Mike would like to thank all of you who have sent him cards, letters and messages. It really helps to know that so many people care and support him on this journey.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cards and notes

I've had a few people ask me where they can send a card or note to Mike. The best address to use is our PO Box in Sonoma, CA.

Mike Sherman
c/o Brian Clark
Po Box 80
Sonoma, CA 95476

Brian will make sure that your card or note gets to Mike.

- Sara

Monday, November 22, 2010

A spinal cord injury

In April, while visiting customers in New Mexico, I suffered a spinal cord injury. It is classified as being between a C3 and a C4. This level of injury is also known as "room for improvement".

As a result, I was in intensive care for around 4 months and spent another month to a month in a half in rehabilitation. Currently, I am still going through intensive physical therapy and am showing improvements daily. I am wheel-chair bound and getting function in all parts of my body with the exception of my hands. I can't tell you how frustrating it is that I can't design or bead.

A spinal cord injury is unique and different to each individual. Thanks to organizations like the Christopher Reeve's Foundation, a tremendous amount of money and time has been dedicated to better understanding this type of injury. And, I've been able to receive the very best care using the latest medical advancements.

On this blog, feel free to leave me comments and Sara will keep you updated with my progress.